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Congress welcomes improvements in awareness of mental health with long-held taboos beginning to be overcome. The increase in the level of awareness has led to a spike in those seeking help and put a strain on NHS mental health services.
The lack of any appreciable increase in trained staff or funding for mental health amount to real-terms cuts. Those that cannot afford to pay for private services are waiting for essential help in their time of highest need.
Many GPs suggest that vulnerable people seek help from workplace occupational health departments as an alternative to mainstream services. However, this shifts the burden of responsibility to already stretched services that were never designed to take the overspill or to act as a stopgap for NHS services.
Congress supports a campaign to ensure that there are sufficient staff and facilities to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our society.
Society of Radiographers
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“Many workers, including freelance and atypical workers, have no access to any workplace occupational health or support services.”